LCMS-2050 Development Story - Designer Version
Providing High Speed and High Sensitivity Analysis in a Compact Design
Today’s topic is “LCMS-2050 - Providing High Speed and High Sensitivity Analysis in a Compact Design -” from our website, “Stories of Excellence”.
Liquid chromatograph (LC) users sometimes avoid using mass spectrometers (MS) because they tend to view them as large and complicated to operate and maintain. The LCMS-2050 high-performance liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer was developed in part with these LC users in mind.
The following describes the story of Hyeri Kang, an Assistant Manager in the Product Design Unit, at the Corporate Product Design Center.
Finding a Balance Between the LC Business Unit and MS Business Unit
The development project was mainly led by the MS Business Unit but included involvement by the LC Business Unit. It is rare for a single instrument development project to involve engineers from both units, so the role of Kang as the designer was to create the best possible design by identifying and enhancing the key points and intentions considered important by respective parties.
The MS Business Unit wanted a product with originality that was easy to maintain, whereas the LC Business Unit wanted a new LC-MS system compact enough to fit with a Nexera LC system and that provided design consistency.”